Breast Reduction in Swansea


Procedure time

1.5 to 3 Hours


Overnight stay

1 to 2 Nights



Local with Sedation or General


Recovery time

6 to 12 Months

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Very large breasts can be an actual burden on your life. Luckily, you don’t have to struggle to find clothes or manage constant back and neck pain forever. Breast reduction surgery can give your chest a more subdued, streamlined look that eases discomfort, rashes, and may even make mobility and sleep easier for you. If the size of your breasts is causing you discomfort, or if you simply desire a smaller appearance for your breasts, then a breast reduction may be ideal for you. A Medbelle surgeon is just the expert to give you accurate advice about how you can best achieve this goal. A breast reduction can greatly improve your self-esteem and appearance; a fully qualified Medbelle surgeon can offer you just that.

Choose Medbelle for Your Breast Reduction in Swansea

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Medbelle Surgeons

If you’re thinking about getting a breast reduction in Swansea, a Medbelle surgeon offers you treatment that is both state-of-the-art and attractively priced. Every Medbelle surgeon is trained in the UK and a BAAPS/BAPRAS member with at least 10 years of experience as a plastic surgeon. Whether it’s for that first consultation to discuss your personal goals, the day of your surgery, or the follow-up post-surgery, Medbelle surgeons will be with you every step of the way. Cosmetic surgery is still surgery, and patients should take the time to find fully qualified and experienced surgeons that can offer them safe, effective procedures.

Our Breast Reduction surgeons in Swansea

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Medbelle Locations for Swansea Breast Reduction

Medbelle’s beautiful and conveniently situated Swansea location offers every on-site service and facility you need for a successful procedure. Medbelle staff understand that pre- and post-surgery can be overwhelming for patients; that’s why they’re ready to assist with patient care that anticipates your every comfort and convenience. All Medbelle staff are highly trained, friendly, and discreet, ensuring that you feel well cared for from the moment you attend your first appointment to the last days of recovery where you get to appreciate your final result.

Featured Medbelle Location in Swansea

Sancta Maria Hospital has been providing exemplary patient care for years, consistently earning its reputation as one of the best facilities in South West Wales. You’ll be in the company of some of the best consultants and staff who are dedicated to providing friendly, professional service.

Your Breast Reduction in Swansea

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If the size of your breasts causes you discomfort or pain, a reduction mammoplasty, also called a breast reduction, can effectively reduce their overall size. Many women choose breast reduction in Swansea, either because they want to correct asymmetries, draw attention away from the breasts, or reduce physical side effects like skin irritation or discomfort with clothing and bras. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss the kind of treatment that’s best for you, taking into account your breast size, shape, and other factors.

Under anaesthesia, your surgeon will make incisions in order to remove breast tissue. Where these cuts are located or how they’re shaped depend on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed.

A “donut” incision encircling the nipple is appropriate for a very small reduction.

A “lollipop” incision of a circle with a vertical line to the crease is great for a moderate to small reduction.

Anchor incision circling the nipple, with a vertical line down to another incision at the crease of the breast is more appropriate for a large reduction.

Breast tissue is removed above or below the nipple using a method that best suits your breast size and shape, as well as how much reduction you’re aiming for.

Your procedure may also involve a breast lift and repositioning of the nipple.

The incisions are then closed and you return to the ward to recover. After 1 to 3 nights, you can rest at home, carefully following your surgeon’s after-care advice. Your full results can be appreciated from 6 to 8 weeks post-surgery.

Swansea Breast Reduction: Frequently Asked Questions

Patients often have plenty of questions about the procedure. If you’re unsure of anything, contact us directly or speak to your doctor. We’ve also compiled answers to several popular questions here.

  • Will I still be able to breastfeed after a breast reduction?


    This will depend on the kind and extent of the tissue removed during the procedure. Your surgeon will likely remove some milk glands and ducts which will naturally reduce your ability to breastfeed after surgery.

    However, some women can still breastfeed to some degree after a breast reduction. Individual results will depend on the kind of technique used. This means it’s important to discuss your options with your surgeon if you plan to breastfeed in the future.

  • What happens if I gain weight after my breast reduction?


    Since the breasts contain considerable adipose (fat) tissue, weight fluctuations can affect their overall volume and size. Generally, weight gain is less likely to impact the look of your breasts than weight loss

    Though small changes in body weight are unlikely to have much effect, our surgeons do emphasize the importance of maintaining a stable weight before and after surgery. Drastic weight gain may result in the breasts increasing in size again, while weight loss may cause the breasts to appear much smaller and potentially less firm.

  • Can I get my breast reduction procedure through the NHS?


    While this is possible, breast reductions in Swansea are typically considered cosmetic and elective, meaning that the NHS will not cover them. However, if you’re experiencing extreme psychological or physical distress due to the size of your breasts (for example neck and spine injury, serious skin irritation or debilitating effects on self-esteem) your doctor may be able to advise you on getting treatment with NHS support. Your GP will be able to refer you appropriately and give further information on seeking NHS funding.

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My experience with Medbelle was excellent. There was always someone at the end of the phone to answer any questions or worries I had. My advisor… read more
Samantha H, 04/01/19
After years of consideration I decided to go ahead and have a breast reduction which I went through medbelle which I definatley recommend as the… read more
Sandra Corbett, 01/12/18
So I'm 2 weeks post op and I'm already happy with my results. I've wanted a breast reduction ever since having a big chest so i decided to look … read more
Meg Ward, 24/11/17

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